Portrait of Thomas MacDonagh by Mick O’Dea

Thomas MacDonagh is one of the most fascinating characters behind the Easter Rising. He was born in Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary, in 1878, the child of (...)

The Pádraic Ó Conaire  statue is removed by forklift from Galway City Museum for transport to the Cast Bronze Foundry in Dublin. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Were he alive to puff his pipe, Galway writer and satirist Pádraic Ó Conaire would have had a chuckle or two about his latest adventure – or that of h(...)

Rockwell’s Lee Molloy is tackled by Glenstal’s George O’Hara during the  Munster Schools Senior Cup semi-final at Thomond Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Rockwell College 22 Glenstal Abbey 3 Two second-half tries, one early and the other near the end, gave Rockwell a deserved place in the Munster Schoo(...)

Ireland’s Johnny Sexton recieves treatement during against Australia at the Aviva Stadium in November. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

"I know everyone talks about getting a quality 10, of an international standard, and you see Dan Carter is top of that list. But that requires a bi(...)

Rockwell College’s Sean O’Connor comes in to the secondrow for Ireland. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland U-18 Schools v France U-18, Plewiska (3.0, Irish time) (...)

Crescent captain Gearoid Lyons is held aloft by teammates after the game at Thomond Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Crescent Comprehensive sprang a big surprise when they became the first team to win the Munster Schools via the back door system since it was i(...)